Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Ken Yoshida

  • Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Ken Yoshida

SL 220F
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  • University of California at Los Angeles, BS Bioengineering with emphasis in Biocybernetics, BA/BS, 06/1989
  • University of Utah, Bioengineering, Ph.D., 12/1994

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, IUPUI, Dept of Biomedical Engineering, 11/2006 - 7/2014
  • Associate Professor, Aalborg University, Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Aalborg, Denmark, 9/2001 - 11/2006
  • Assistant Professor, Aalborg University, Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Aalborg, Denmark, 12/2000 - 9/2000
  • Research Assistant Professor, Aalborg University, Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Aalborg, Denmark, 4/1998 - 12/1998
  • Post-doctoral Fellow (Neuroscience), University of Alberta, Division of Neuroscience, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 12/1994 - 4/1998

Selected Publications

  • Qiao, S., Yoshida, K., "Influence of unit distance and conduction velocity on the spectra of extracellular action potentials recorded with intrafascicular electrodes", MEP, 2012., 1/2013
  • Qiao, S., Torkamani-Azar, M., Salama, P., Yoshida, K., “Stationary Wavelet Transform and Higher Order Statistical Analyses of Intrafascicular Nerve Recordings”, JNE, 9(5), 2012., 9/2012
  • Qiao S., Odoemene, O., Yoshida, K., “Determination of electrode to nerve fiber distance and nerve conduction velocity through spectral analysis of the extracellular action potentials recorded from earthworm giant fibers”, MBEC,50(8), pp.867-875, 2012., 8/2012
  • Geng, B., Yoshida, K., Petrini., L., Jensen, W., “Evaluation of sensation evoked by electrocutaneous stimulation on forearm in nondisabled subjects ”, JRRD, 49(2), pp. 297- 308, 2012, 2/2012
  • El Makssoud, H., Guiraud, D., Poignet, P., Hayashibe, M., Wieber, P-B, Yoshida, K., Azevedo-Coste, C., “Multiscale modeling of skeletal muscle properties and experimental validations in isometric conditions”, Biol Cybern, 105(2):121-138,2011., 8/2011
  • Pennisi, C.P., Dolatshahi-Pirouz, A., Foss, M., Chevallier, J., Fink, T., Zachar, V., Besenbacher, F., Yoshida, K., “Nanoscale topography reduces fibroblast growth, focal adhesion size and migration-related gene expression on platinum surfaces” Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces, 85(2), pp. 189 – 97, 2011., 2/2011
  • Geng, B., Yoshida, K., Jensen, W., “Impacts of selected stimulation patterns on the perception threshold in electrocutaneous stimulation”, Journal Neural Engineering Rehabilitation, 8(9), pp. 1-10, 2011., 2/2011
  • Yoshida, K, Farina, D, Akay M, Jensen W, “Multi-channel intraneural and intramuscular techniques for multi-unit recording and use in active prostheses”, ProcIEEE, 98(3), pp. 432 – 449, 2010., 3/2010
  • Micera, S., Citi, L., Rigosa, J., Carpaneto, J., Raspopovic, S., DiPino, G., Rossini, L., Yoshida, K., Dario, P., Rossini, P.M., “Decoding information from neural signals recorded using intraneural electrodes: Towards the development of a neurocontrolled hand prosthesis”, ProcIEEE, 98(3), pp. 407 - 417, 2010., 3/2010

Awards, Honors, and Certifications

  • Sygekassernes Helsefond, Young Investigator Award, 9/2003
  • Hede Nielsens Family Foundation, Research Award, 9/2002


Chronically implanted microelectrodes, neuroprosthetics, bioelectrodes, bioinstrumentation


motor control and sensory neuroscience, advanced signal processing, biophysics of bioelectricity, rehabilitation engineering